Hardscaping Hacks - Pics

Discussion in 'Hardscaping' started by Gilmore.Landscaping, Apr 28, 2012.

  1. lego

    lego LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 255

    It looks to me like the entire sand.. or lowes paver sand special is higher.
    If you look at it it looks like the sand mound is raised higher than the dirt around it - it kind of looks like at the first sign of rain that sand is going to just wash right out... look at the third picture you will see what I mean
    But then it looks like they are putting that Lowes paver base **** ontop of the sand in the first picture!

    And then the last set from there portfolio, whenever I first seen the pictures I expected to see after photos, like that was something they tore up and replaced, but I guess that is the finished product!

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  2. blk90s13

    blk90s13 LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,453

    The sad part is people pay for this crap and maybe even pay top dollar !


    I don't do hardscape work but know better than most of this crap on here !
  3. PenningsLandscaping

    PenningsLandscaping LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,853

    That is painful
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  4. gcbailey

    gcbailey LawnSite Silver Member
    from WV
    Messages: 2,761

    I just wonder how many of these pics are truly someone's best effort.
  5. lego

    lego LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 255

    I mow the entire neighborhood.
    The 'contractor' if that is what I should call him was there for about 3 weeks. I would say that much time, that is best effort!
  6. zedosix

    zedosix LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,665

    Just needs some poly sand thats all.
  7. alldayrj

    alldayrj LawnSite Gold Member
    Messages: 3,793

    He actually did a good job with those crappy Home Depot ankle snapper stamps( as good as those ugly things can look). Look at the one I posted a few pages ago using those. Hideous.
  8. lego

    lego LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 255

    I can't tell.
    Look at those concrete blobs on the side.
    I saw the picture you posted way back behind the house
    These were laid on-top of dirt too haha, no foundation :eek:

    I am not a mason or a hardscaper, I know the basics and I have grown up around masonry (Dad has been a mason for 30 some years) and there are still jobs that I won't teach. People really need to learn there limits - jobs like this should be considered theft and punishable with a misdemeanor.
  9. gcbailey

    gcbailey LawnSite Silver Member
    from WV
    Messages: 2,761

    Ya, I just wonder how many of these guys are knowingly putting out crap, but could do better. Or this is honestly their best shot. Then you have to wonder if the homeowner thinks their work is great or what...
  10. PaperCutter

    PaperCutter LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,996

    Ever been out at a bar and thought "this band SUCKS. How do they think they're any good? And how do people like them?" Lack of suck awareness is everywhere.

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